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  1. push upverb

    push upward

  2. thrust, push upverb

    push upward

    "The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air"


  1. push up

    A push up is a common calisthenics exercise that primarily strengthens the chest, triceps, and shoulder muscles. It is performed in a prone position, facing down, where the person starts by balancing on their hands at shoulder-width apart and feet, then lowers their body by bending the elbows and pushes back up by straightening the arms.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of push up in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of push up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of push up in a Sentence

  1. Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel:

    By doing so we would push up electricity prices for industry and consumers further.

  2. Sean Benedict:

    The one thing that will be changing as we head into the weekend and even into early next week is the temperatures will really start to push up, that's going to lead to even lower relative humidity. We're looking at temperatures reaching near records by the middle of next week.

  3. Jessica Taube:

    I can't do a push-up cause they're on me, it's nice to be able to commit to be able to try different things without committing to a $ 20( class) fee and a subway ride.

  4. Zeng Yan:

    Potential default threatens to push up borrowing costs, and is negative to stocks as well.

  5. Jim Paulsen:

    There's not as much downside as people portray, every policy official in the world is trying to push up the markets and the economy, everywhere you look.

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